Friendship Quotes

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Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

And even though we donít have the professional relationship anymore, the love and friendship we have for each other will remain. He is like a father to me and I hope we both keep succeeding in our careers. [on coach Larri Passos]
Gustavo Kuerten

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame,
'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross,
'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same,
As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Katherine Mansfield

Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibres, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
Sir John Vanbrugh

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. [In other words learn to enjoy your own company and it's the start of a life long friendship]
Charles Hughes

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority
Mencius

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Ouida

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot



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